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By Quentin Bates
A physique is located floating within the harbor of a rural Icelandic fishing village. was once it an twist of fate, or anything extra sinister? It’s as much as Officer Gunnhildur, a sardonic woman cop, to determine. Her research uncovers an online of corruption hooked up to Iceland’s enterprise and banking groups. in the meantime, a rookie crime journalist latches onto her, trying to find a scoop, and an nameless blogger is stirring up difficulty. The issues raise, as do the stakes, while a moment homicide is devoted. Frozen Assets is a piercing examine the endemic corruption that ended in the worldwide monetary quandary that bankrupted Iceland’s significant banks and despatched the rustic into an financial tailspin from which it has but to recover.
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